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who was the greatest movie cowboy of all time? John Wayne or Clint Eastwood?




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Although I am a big Clint fan, with all due respect, he didn't do anywhere near the volume of cowboy movies that the Duke did. But you may be leaving out a few. Like Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, even Walter Brennan, to name a few. Now if you were talkin about cop movies, (Dirty Harry Callahan), have to go the other way.

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I guess it depends on how broad you define cowboy. For horse riding cattle herders, I vote for Clint Eastwood as Rowdy Yates in Rawhide. For outlaws, I vote Clint Eastwood as Josey Wales. For Lawman, Clint wins again as Marshal Jed Cooper in Hang 'Em High. For an old man with the conviction to stand his ground and face an impossible enemy to try and make even the smallest difference in someone else's life, Clint leads the pack as Walt Kowalski in Gran Torino.

I didn't grow up with John Wayne, but Clint has been entertaining me all my life. I'm guessing that makes the biggest difference.

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it may be a generational thing. i could never really get into John Wayne, but he was the king for decades. to me, Clint Eastwood was the perennial badass cowboy. in all his westerns, he was just the coolest person on Earth. John Wayne's style of cowboy, and the style of movies he was in, just came across as a little fuddy duddy to me. bland. i didn't mention other cowboys because i think these 2 would be at the top of everyone's list.

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What this has to do with motorcycles, I don't know. But somehow, for some reason, I feel compelled to answer. I guess you could say it's a generational thing. Maybe more of a subjective thing. But my granddaughters boy friend could sit and watch the Duke all day long. And he does sometimes. And he just turned 24. Maybe just a matter of taste. Some people don't even like cowboy movies at all. I have a friend that still watches all the Gunsmoke and Bonanza episodes almost religiously. I haven't been to his house in a very long time since he now resides in Colorado, but I'd bet a hundred bucks that if I walked into his house and the tv was on, that's what would be on it. While we're on the subject, how do ya feel bout the 3 stooges? They did a bunch of western style shows too.

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Clint. 'Nuff said.

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What this has to do with motorcycles, I don't know.
Here in The Lounge a lot of non-MC topics can pop up (and usually do).

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Here in The Lounge a lot of non-MC topics can pop up (and usually do).
And a lot of people do consider the "iron horse" motorcycle the modern equivalent...

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Again, Clint wins hands down.

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